The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unprecedented circumstances in our communities and around the world. To help with the protection of the safety of our clients, their families and Bruce Peninsula Hospice Volunteers, we have suspended face to face visiting and support programs as of March 14th for an initial period of three weeks.
Our Client Care Coordinators, Volunteers and staff are continuing to provide supportive care to the individuals and families we are serving by telephone. Bruce Peninsula Hospice is remaining in regular contact with Public Health, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, Health Care and Community Support agencies, local Long-term facilities and other health and supportive professionals. While our office will not be open to visitors, we are receiving telephone calls and checking messages frequently. The 8th Annual Hike for Hospice 2020 is expected to be launched May 3rd as a VIRTUAL HIKE this year. Look for creative ways to explore the Bruce and stay tuned for more details.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all front-line health care professionals providing care at this time. We as an organization and community express our commitment to listening to the experts and their advice regarding hand washing, social distancing and enclose links and information that may be helpful.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Government of Ontario
Guide Lines for Social Distancing – Ontario Medical Association
Self Isolation – Public Health Ontario